For 10 years, the beloved Chicago Children’s Choir, the nationally recognized non-profit organization that inspires youth to become global citizens through music, has hosted its popular free “Paint the Town Red” concert celebration at Millennium Park, featuring some 5,000 young singers from all Chicago zip codes, alongside special guest artists.
The TV production’s subtitles also help considerably, enabling listeners to decode the avalanche of sound coming from Vocality and the Chicago Children’s Choir, sensitively directed by Josephine Lee.READ MORE
The rehearsal, led by their conductor Lonnie Norwood Jr., was one of the last before the group participates in the Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) annual Black History Month concert at Symphony Center.
The Chicago Children’s Choir hosted Red Jacket Optional, its signature fundraiser, Oct. 18 at The Geraghty.
The Chicago Children’s Choir, under the direction of Josephine Lee, brought much-needed rays of sunlight to this story.READ MORE
The first concert, on Friday night, brought together 398 instrumentalists and vocalists (the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the Chicago Children’s Choir and eight operatic soloists), for a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (hyperbolically subtitled “Symphony of a Thousand”).
For starters, Alsop was blessed to lead the CSO and the combined forces of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, directed by Duain Wolfe; Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, directed by Cheryl Frazes Hill; and Chicago Children’s Choir, directed by Josephine Lee. Add to this a superb cast of vocal soloists, and you had one of the more galvanic nights of this season’s Ravinia Festival.READ MORE
Paulo Szot (Celebrant) with members of Chicago Children's Choir during the July 20 performance of "Mass" at Ravinia. (Patrick Gipson)READ MORE
CHICAGO - Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC) today announced Rachel LeFevre-Snee as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing administrative operations for the nation’s preeminent youth choral organization.READ MORE
Chicago Children’s Choir’s Josephine Lee inspires youth to not just sing, but unlock a world of understanding.READ MORE
Composer Ted Hearne is not afraid to bring politics and social justice issues into his music. The Chicago native attributes this interest to his many years singing in the Chicago Children’s Choir.
The 36-year-old composer, who sang with the Chicago Children’s Choir starting at age 5, credits the group’s social-justice focus for inspiring Sound From the Bench, his piece about corporate personhood that was a finalist for last year’s Pulitzer Prize in music.